Department News Archive


The English Department Welcomes Prof. Christopher Cannon

The English Department Welcomes Prof. Christopher Cannon
The English department is delighted to welcome Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Christopher Cannon to Johns Hopkins. Christopher Cannon works on medieval literature and, in particular, the emergence of ‘English literature’ as […]


Prof. Thompson Discusses New Book on Kafka and Blackness

Prof. Thompson Discusses New Book on Kafka and Blackness
The latest issue of the Johns Hopkins Magazine features an interview with Professor Mark Thompson about his new book, Kafka's Blues: Figurations of Racial Blackness in the Construction of an Aesthetic (Northwestern University Press, 2016).


The English Department Welcomes Prof. Nadia Nurhussein

The English Department Welcomes Prof. Nadia Nurhussein
The English Department is delighted to welcome our new colleague, Associate Professor Nadia Nurhussein. Professor Nurhussein joins us from the English Department at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she […]


New Book by Prof. Jesse Rosenthal

New Book by Prof. Jesse Rosenthal
Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel argues that Victorian readers associated the feeling of narrative form—of being pulled forward to a satisfying conclusion—with inner moral experience.


New Book from Prof. Jared Hickman

New Book from Prof. Jared Hickman
Professor Jared Hickman’s new book, Black Prometheus, argues that certain features of the Prometheus myth–its geographical associations, iconography of bodily suffering, and function as a limit case in a long […]


The English Department Welcomes Prof. Lawrence Jackson

The English Department Welcomes Prof. Lawrence Jackson
The English department is delighted to welcome Professor Lawrence Jackson to Johns Hopkins. Lawrence Jackson is the author of My Father’s Name: A Black Virginia Family after the Civil War […]


New Book from Prof. Mark Christian Thompson

New Book from Prof. Mark Christian Thompson
Professor Mark Christian Thompson’s new book, Kafka’s Blues, proves the startling thesis that many of Kafka’s major works engage in a coherent, sustained meditation on racial transformation from white European […]


Welcome New Graduate Students!

The Department of English is pleased to welcome our new Fall 2016 graduate students: Nathanael Doherty, Gloria Jirsaraie, Alexandra Lossada, Atesede Makonnen, and Alexander Streim.


New Book from Prof. Jeanne-Marie Jackson

New Book from Prof. Jeanne-Marie Jackson
Professor Jeanne-Marie Jackson’s new book, South African Literature’s Russian Soul: Narrative Forms of Global Isolation, has just been released from Bloomsbury Press. South African Literature’s Russian Soul charts the interplay […]